These eerily beautiful works of marine life art look like caged specimens, when in reality they are blown glass objects. Created and crafted by Steffan Dam, each glass sculpture resembles a glass jar full of water with a different marine animal floating inside. The detailed pieces include tiny air bubbles and all, making the marine life artworks easily fool the perplexed onlooker.
The collection is titled 'Cabinets of Curiosities,' based after the name of encyclopedias of the past that acted as the first "museums" for people to view such foreign animals. The artwork is complex, as it is captivating and beautiful, while simultaneously making the viewer worry that these creatures have been captured and contained against their will.
For the displays, the whimsical glass objects are illuminated in light boxes to get a complete visual experience.